Congratulations are in order for Jake Garman who is the recipient of the 2006 English Australia/John Gallagher Memorial Professional Bursary.
Mr Garman, a long time teacher at ACL Darwin English Centre, will be presented with his award at the English Australia Conference in Perth on 14 September.
English Australia is the representative body for English Language Colleges in Australia, and in 2003 created the award to recognise those who have made significant contributions to the ELICOS sector.
Tatiana Porter, centre manager of ACL Darwin English Centre, said that the award acknowledges Jake’s continued hard work and application.
“Jake taught the inaugural Darwin ACL Diploma of English for Academic Purposes, and has greatly contributed to the professionalism of our centre,” she said.
“His teaching style ensures he meets the needs of all his students, in addition to mentoring less experienced teachers. Jake always participates widely in extra-curricular activities and has been fundamental in establishing the Darwin ACL Club.
“I would also like to extend my deepest thanks to Charles Darwin University for providing us with a supportive environment in which to offer our services,” she said.
Ms Porter also touched on the fact that ACL Darwin English Centre has been established for a relatively short time and it is a credit to the teachers that they have formed such strong relationships which impact on one another.
The ACL Group is internationally recognised for quality and innovation in providing English tuition (academic pathways and language travel), city-centre delivery of a ‘Top 10’ Australian university course, teacher training and Australian government migrant English and settlement programs.